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UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby n8russell » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:22 pm

Since 2009, UCB Comedy has facilitated Digital Teams, which are a combination of filmmakers, writers, and actors who collaborate as a stand-alone production unit to create comedy videos for UCB Comedy. Digital Teams are a balanced creative space, where all members of the team are expected to contribute to the creative voice of the team and the technical means of production.

Starting July 2015, UCB Comedy is excited to launch 2 new initiatives for digital filmmakers in the UCB community--Digital Labs & Digital Shorties.

Digital Labs
A Digital Lab is a short-run team of filmmakers and writers who work together to create 1 season of an original series for UCB Comedy.

A Digital Lab is creatively spearheaded by the SERIES CREATOR(s), who submit an original series idea to UCB Comedy (submission process forthcoming).

In consultation with UCB Comedy Creative Director, Series Creator(s) build out a CREATIVE TEAM which consists of DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, and HEAD WRITER(s). Series Creator(s) will also perform at least one of those roles.

UCB Comedy then sends out a call for pitches to the UCB Community, and Creative Team selects episode pitches from additional WRITERS.

In consultation with UCB Comedy, Creative Team and Writers then work as a writers room for (up to) 2 months, then produce 6 episodes (1 season) of their original series as an independent production unit.

Digital Labs are granted access to the same exclusive resources as Digital Teams (production equipment, insurance, music library, etc). In addition, UCB Comedy will provide post-production services for the series (if needed).

To be eligible to submit as a SERIES CREATOR to for Digital Lab, you must be a current or alumni writer/performer at UCB Theatre, a current UCB Digital Team Member, or an alumni Digital Team/Beta Team member.

Digital Shorties
A Digital Shortie is a one-off digital project (short film, sketch, or short series).

A Digital Shortie is creatively driven by 1-3 CREATOR(s), who submit an original idea or completed script(s) to UCB Comedy (submission process forthcoming).

In consultation with UCB Comedy Creative Director, Creator(s) build out a production crew to help facilitate the technical means of production.

Digital Shorties are granted access to the same exclusive resources as Digital Teams (production equipment, insurance, music library, etc). In addition, UCB Comedy will provide producing and post-production services for the project (if needed).

To be eligible to submit as a CREATOR for Digital Shorties, you must be a current or alumni writer/performer at UCB Theatre, a current UCB Digital Team Member, or an alumni Digital Team/Beta Team member.

IN LOS ANGELES, UCB COMEDY WILL HOST A PUBLIC INFO SESSION ABOUT THESE NEW INITIATIVES AND HOW TO APPLY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 8PM @ UCB COMEDY STUDIOS WEST (5419 W SUNSET BLVD 90027).

THOSE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE NEW PROGRAMS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
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Re: UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby ronjonwebb » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:02 am

Thank you. Glad to see that the requirement of "already being in the UCB club" is now an open, official requirement for these applications (vs. being being an unstated, unofficial requirement of the Digital Team application process and thereby wasting lots of people's time preparing reels)
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Re: UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby n8russell » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:48 pm

ronjonwebb wrote:Glad to see that the requirement of "already being in the UCB club" is now an open, official requirement for these applications


Hi RonJonWebb-

I'm sorry you feel this way about the process. UCB Comedy is always looking to meet and collaborate with new folks with diverse skill sets in production. And especially in Los Angeles, 2015 is going to be a huge year of expansion for production at UCB. We're trying to meet the needs of the community as best as possible, and strive to be as inclusive as possible given the finite resources at our disposal.

All the best,
Nate
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Re: UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby n8russell » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:50 pm

Hi all-

Just a reminder that we've added a 2nd meeting on Wednesday 8/19! So now there's 2 chances to learn about this new opportunity for filmmakers at UCB!

DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES INFO MEETINGS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
6:30PM & 8PM
UCB COMEDY STUDIOS WEST (5419 W SUNSET BLVD 90027)

Thanks so much, looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting(s)!
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Re: UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby jameskarhu » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:02 pm

Has the powerpoint, which was shown at the meetings, been posted online somewhere? If not, can we get that? Thanks!
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Re: UCB Comedy Announces DIGITAL LABS & DIGITAL SHORTIES

Postby n8russell » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 pm

jameskarhu wrote:Has the powerpoint, which was shown at the meetings, been posted online somewhere? If not, can we get that? Thanks!


Hey jameskarhu-

Full info on the programs (though not that specific powerpoint) are now available here - http://tiny.cc/ucb-newinitiatives

Thanks!

-Nate
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